For the next 10 days or so, a logging company will be cutting trees down on the shotgun and 500 yard range. You are asked to please NOT use either of these ranges for the next two weeks. If you do, you may accidentally kill one of the workers, or wound them, which wouldn't sit too well with that worker or his family.
If you see anyone going to either range to use it, remind them that there are workers on both and that those ranges are closed to the membership until all the trees are removed. The income from these trees is going to help the range to make some improvement.
The Roderick M. Fitz-Randolph Range Complex formerly called The Tennessee Sports Foundation Range, is located about seven miles south of Jackson, Tennessee on Riverside Drive. The gate to the property is on the south side of a large microwave tower that can be seen from Jackson. The property contains about 65 acres.
In September, 1998 work began to update the range. Three berms were created, in addition to the one that already existed, giving the range two sections. One was a 100 yard rifle range. The other was a 50 yard one for pistols. The parking lot was enlarged and a covering was built on the rifle range. In 2000 work was begun on safety walls on the pistol range to give shooters an opportunity to shoot simultaneously in three 20 yard bays. These were finished in 2003. A covering was also finished on the pistol range. Steel containers were put on both ranges to hold materials. In November of 2003, a trailer was bought and moved to the range to serve as a classroom for handgun classes as well as a meeting place for the Club.
In 2007 an addition 63 acres was purchased to the north of the present berms. On Wednesday, September 24, 2008 the 500 yard rifle range was opened for the first time. During the Machine Gun Shoot on Saturday, September 27 it was opened to the public on that occasion.
TSF Officers for 2012-2013
- President: Tim Perry
- Vice President: Tommy Maupin
- Treasurer: Tom Ladd
- Secretary: Dennis Christensen
- Executive Officer: Charles Stanfield
- Communication Officer: Ray Hawk
- Ad Hoc Co Chair: Tim Perry
- Ad Hoc Co Chair: Butch Browning
TSF Board Members for 2012-2013
- Butch Browning
- Mike Butler
- Darrell Kimbel
- Brad Davidson
- Ray Lincer
- Dan Vaughn
- Rick Brooks
- Tim Perry
- Charles Stanfield
Legal Counsel: Jeff Mueller